Human Resources (HR)

The University is committed to developing a culture of excellence, collaboration, innovation and respect throughout the University. Human Resources develops and implements dynamic and future facing employment strategies to support the University's aims.


Information for staff

HR information, guidance and policies for current staff are now hosted on the Staff hub (University staff login required).

About the department

Central to the success of the University are its staff and through ensuring that every staff member is valued for their individual contribution, we believe that we can create the right environment where each individual can flourish. We contribute across all areas of the University's activity and work in partnership with colleagues to support them in their own work areas.

The department prides itself in working to high professional standards. It is organised on a business partnership model with aligned teams working with dedicated business units, with specialists providing dedicated support in functional and thematic areas.

Human Resources delivers a comprehensive HR service to around 8,000 staff.


We are organised into the following teams:

  • HR and Recruitment Services – includes recruitment & induction, immigration & overseas working, Good Work Plan & IR35, HR systems and data and strategic projects.
  • Business Partnering and Employee Relations - provides support on a wide range of strategic and operational employment issues to all staff and managers across the University. The section is organised into Faculty facing teams, each led by a Faculty HR Manager, responsible for their HR Advisers.
  • Organisational Development - includes equality and diversity, staff development, leadership and management development, and workplace health and wellbeing.
  • Business Support Team - provides a full range of administrative support across the HR function and diary management to members of the HR Executive Team.

Contact us

For all general enquiries, please contact Arts Tower Reception who will be able to advise where to direct your query:

Telephone and email

Postal address

Human Resources
The University of Sheffield
The Arts Tower
Western Bank
S10 2TN

Visiting in person

Please liaise with the appropriate contact in the HR team to arrange a meeting point should you need to visit.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.